$15 Billion Class Action Over Facebook’s Internet Tracking Activities Dismissed
Mealey's (October 28, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California federal judge on Oct. 23 dismissed a consolidated, putative class action against Facebook Inc., in which the plaintiffs sought in excess of $15 billion for the social network’s purported tracking of their online activities (In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, No. 5:12-md-02314, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145142).
(Order available. Document #97-151119-008R.)
U.S. Judge Edward J. Davila of the Northern District of California found that the plaintiffs’ privacy, wiretapping, unfair competition and related claims failed for lack of standing...